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E-M:/ Renewable energy potential in Michigan

As Congress debates energy policy.........

What is the renewable energy potential in Michigan?

Michigan currently develops just 2% of its power from renewable energy, but the state has the technical potential to generate 87% of its current electricity needs from renewable energy, enough to power 9.1 million homes, according to PIRGIM's new report, Generating Solutions: How States Are Putting Renewable Energy Into Action. The report shows that a national standard increasing the use of renewable energy power to 20 percent of the U.S. energy supply by 2020 would benefit both the economy and environment of Michigan.

For more detail and additional information on wind and solar potential to provide energy in Michigan, the report can be found at www.pirgim.org

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Brian Imus
PIRGIM Advocate
122 S. Main St. #370
Ann Arbor, MI 48104